• State’s energy sector gets Rs162cr central sanction

    Union minister of state (independent charge) for power, coal, new and renewable energy and mines, Piyush Goyal has confirmed that an amount of 162 crore has been sanctioned for the state of Goa under various schemes for improving and augmenting the energy needs of the state. Under the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), which will strengthen the sub-transmission network, metering, IT application, customer care services, reduce aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses and establish an auditing system, projects worth 32.23 crore have been sanctioned.
    An amount of 110.73 crore was sanctioned in February 2009 for the implementation of the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) project in the state. 31.47 crore has been disbursed till date, Goyal said. The R-APDRP aims to introduce information technology into all utility related functions of the department to bring relief to consumers who have to stand in long queues to get their bills paid. The programme that is being implemented by the REC Power Distribution Limited (RECPDL) along with their technology partner Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL), New Delhi, for the state is expected to bring greater transparency to the electricity department.
    Under the Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) scheme, which aims at electrifying rural India, projects worth 20 crore have been sanctioned for rural electrification works in the state. The information was provided to Goyal in response to a question from MP Shantaram Naik. Alexei Emelin Womens Jersey

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